Professional Development Resources Tag: Bereshit

Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

This article was written by Zvi Grumet. [1] Most Judaic learning, especially past the primary grades, is text based.  As people who study texts,... Read more

Another Perspective on the Avot and Imahot

  I In the Spring 1991 issue of Ten Da’at, Avishai David took a bold step forward by opening for us the thorny issue... Read more

Parashat HaShuavua Resources

Worksheets for the weekly Torah portion or Parashat Hashavua are available below. The “Shabbat Shalom” series by Moshe Abelesz tests elementary students’ parashat hashavua... Read more

Inside-Outside: Biblical Leaders and their Non-Jewish Mentors

Judy Klitsner, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, looks at leadership in Bereshit and Shemot. Video courtesy of The Lookstein Center of Jewish... Read more

Yehuda, Tamar, and the Brit Bein Habetarim

Shmuel Klitsner of Midreshet Lindenbaum undertakes a literary analysis of the text of Yehuda and Tamar and the text of Brit Bein Habetarim. Video... Read more

What Can We Learn about Leadership from Moses?

In this text study, Zvi Grumet explores incidents in Moses’ life and extrapolates his approach to leadership. Presented as part of the Global Day... Read more

The Noach Typologies

This article examines the Torah’s two portraits of Noach. To read, click here. Read more

Parashat Vayera: Avraham Pleads the Cause

This article discusses Parashat Vayera, with a focus on the relationship between God and Avraham. To read the article, click here. Read more

And Sarah Laughed…

  This article originally appeared in Tradition, Volume 31, Spring, 1997. Appears here with permission.   One of the more enigmatic passages in the... Read more

Face to Face: An Exercise in Theme Words

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, Elul 5753, pp. 30-32. Appears here with permission.   In Gen. 32:20, Yaakov’s emissaries to Esav recite the... Read more
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